Using local skills to keep treasures out of landfill

$10,778 of $7,500 goal
Given by 226 generous donors in 14 days

Repair Café Aotearoa brings communities together to fix their broken treasures - Joining Environment + People + Repair Skills - win-win-win


Fundraising for our Repair Café communities to help fix your precious belongings.

We all get frustrated when things break, worry about the cost to replace them and the number of items going into landfill.

Repair Café Aotearoa NZ brings communities together to fix their broken household items and personal belongings for free. This protects the environment, takes the fight to the cost-of-living crisis by saving money and raises awareness as well as teaching new skills - win, win, win, win!!

Imagine! A community repair hub opens every day just around the corner and you enjoy learning fixing skills from expert repairers – fixing things is in the Kiwi DNA!

Across the country in small neighbourhoods or regions - North and South - our volunteers are fixing small appliances and electronics, outdoor gear, clothing, jewelry and more.

Every dollar donated over the next two weeks will be used to set up and maintain Repair Cafés in our communities, providing special tools and supporting our volunteers, helping people like you to fix their belongings, save money and keep stuff out of landfills.

Click on the photo above and watch our video showcasing repair cafés in action and how much fun they are.

Give a little! Fix a little! - Give a lot! Fix a lot!

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Repair Cafe Aotearoa Handbook | Launch 24 May 2023  29 May 2023

Repair Café Aotearoa New Zealand (RCANZ) launched their first Repair Café Aotearoa Handbook on 24 May.

This handbook, which is a living document, offers a wealth of community experience. You will find guides and practical ideas in this handbook, including a ‘Volunteer Kit’ as well as the Repair Café Forms Pack, and information on how to join the restarters, the online tool that Repair Cafés worldwide use to collect data are all available for a donation on our other GiveaLittle page:

'Want to set up a repair cafe in your own neighbourhood?

If you are keen to set up your own repair cafe in your community, send us an email to and we'd be happy to help :)

If you are keen to volunteer at a repair cafe, please fill in the Google Form on our 'Volunteers' sub-page, and we'll be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in the Aotearoa Community Repair Space soon.

The RCANZ Team

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Latest donations

Waiuku Zero Waste
Waiuku Zero Waste on 29 Sep 2022
You're doing fabulous work promoting this great solution. Your mahi is much appreciated.
Zero Waste Network

Kia ora awesome Waiuku Zero Waste team, Thank you so very much for your generous support of Repair Café Aotearoa NZ. We love what we do, one repair at the time, and bringing repair opportunities to the community. Many thanks for your encouragement!

Zero Waste Network
Wayne on 29 Sep 2022
Zero Waste Network

Kia ora Wayne, Thank you for your generous support in helping us fix more things in our local communities.

Zero Waste Network
Bill on 29 Sep 2022
Zero Waste Network

Kia ora Bill, Thank you so very much for your generous support of Repair Café Aotearoa NZ.

Zero Waste Network
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 29 Sep 2022
Zero Waste Network

Kia ora, Repair Café Aotearoa NZ would like to thank you for your generous donation, which will help us to continue our work in developing more repair opportunities in our local communities. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you!

Zero Waste Network
A L on 29 Sep 2022
Ka mau te wehi
Zero Waste Network

Kia ora e hoa, Repair Café Aotearoa NZ appreciates your generous donation toward our mahi in the community repair space in Aotearoa.

Zero Waste Network
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This campaign started on 15 Sep 2022 and ended on 29 Sep 2022.